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The Correct Words Spoken are Powerfully Effective!

Updated: Jun 26


Quoting Scriptures the Wrong Way Indicates a Misunderstanding


For the next couple of days, I will be sharing scriptures that are not quoted properly. The reason being if the entire verse is not quoted there is no meaning to it


Example

And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28). This has been written before, I am reiterating. Some translations leave a key word out. The means those who are specifically called into salvation.

 

Everybody, whether saved or unsaved, has a purpose. Example: Pharaoh was called for God’s purpose. For the Scripture says to the Pharaoh, For this very purpose I have raised you up, that I may show My power in you, and that My name may be declared in all the earth (Romans 9:17). Pharaoh was the most powerful person at that time, but God revealed that He was the All-powerful One through His wondrous acts that He performed through Moses and Aaron.


He foreknew God had knowledge of everything and everybody, but the called are the specific ones He had relationship with before the foundation of the world That is why the word THE should never be left out of that verse, because it takes away the meaning.


The scripture also says, For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.  Moreover, whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified (Romans 8:29-30).


Let’s look at some words- foreknew- The Lord God already knew us in relationship, because we were predestined to be His. There is no doubt those whom the Lord predestined were called by Him, and our justification means to be righteous before God. Some say, “Just as if we never sinned” If you utterly understand that part, it will not be difficult to understand how we are glorified –



This sentence is pivotal when it comes to understanding what this scripture means- For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. (Romans 3:23). Justified means to be declared righteous. Also, look at have sinned. For the believer that is past tense, therefore, we do not fall short of God’s glory.


Although we still sin, we are not sinners, meaning to be in a state of sin. One cannot be a sinner and a saint at the same time. In other words, we cannot have two natures. The old life passed away and now we have a new life (2 Corinthians 5:17 . Yes we are imperfect in our eyes, but the Lord wants us to humbly see ourselves as He sees us.



God already knew and He had relationship with those who are the called before we were born. Proof:  Then the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying: Before I formed you in the womb I knew you [relationship]; before you were born I sanctified you [set us apart]; I ordained you a prophet to the nations (Jeremiah 1:4-5).


To be ordained in the Bible means to be appointed, consecrated, or commissioned for special service to the Lord and His people1.The Lord God even knew what your assignment would be. *Underlined words, from the internet.





Be careful how you handle God’s Word.


Betty A. Burnett ~ burnettministries.org

 


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